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Highly-productive, proficient Corporate Accountant with expertise in finance/accounting practices and procedures as well as solid business administration credentials eager to contribute talents toward supporting the employer in optimizing operational performance as a key team member
Ø Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration-Financial Management.
Ø Experienced in diverse accounting functions ranging from general ledger, financial statements, month-end/year-end closings, forecasting, receivables and payables, tax filings, and reconciliations to auditing, fixed assets, taxation and depreciations, GAAP methods, and credit.
Ø Comprehensive skills in financial management, including performance against budget and related financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, auditing, annual and periodic reporting, and policies/ procedures development.
Ø Knowledgeable in Sarbanes-Oxley methodologies and regulatory compliance issues
Ø Solid business skills in employee orientation, sales, marketing, customer relations, production analysis, and performance enhancement strategies.
Ø Dynamic organization, detail-orientation, quality assurance, project management, multitasking, and prioritization skills.
Ø Multilingual, with fluency in English, French and Arabic.
Ø Strong global perspective gained through numerous years of international residence in Paris, Canada, Cyprus, and Lebanon.
Softbrands C Minneapolis, MN 2008-Present
Direct full-scope Finance Department operations, including actively monitoring monthly operation metrics against budget to clearly define strategies for boosting bottom-line profits; concurrently oversee financial management of foreign operations including financial and budget policies and procedures development.
Efficiently compile, prepare and produce complex official annual report of actual revenues, transfers and expenses as well as financial outlooks and forecasts.
Consistently ensure critical compliance with Federal, State and Local reporting requirements.
Lend expertise toward serving on planning and policymaking committees as well as acting in capacity of primary legislative liaison on company financial issues.
Successfully conduct comprehensive financial audits and advise on strategies for improving procedures.
Demonstrate strong leadership skills in orienting new hires to accounting policies and procedures.
Productively steer external agency debt financing and service payments.
Dolan Media Corporation C Minneapolis, MN 2007-2008
GL Corporate Accountant/Business Controller
Effectively maintained general ledger for multiple companies; assisted in all aspects of month-end closings including journal/accrual entries adjustment, reconciliations and financial analysis/reporting
Performed complex fixed assets accounting for each company.
Collaborated in implementing/standardizing policies and procedures for optimal efficiency.
Managed inter-company accounting, financial statements consolidation and quality control as well as multi-state sales and use tax and property tax filings.
Compiled and prepared detailed documents for quarterly/annual audits and assisted with acquisition post-closing systems setup.
Ensured critical Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and work with MAS500 and BlackLine.
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Enterprise C Minneapolis, MN 2005-2007
Proficiently performed month-end and year-end closings, with responsibilities including forecasting bad debt, assets, receivables, and payables.
Efficiently evaluated, troubleshot and resolved major credit card chargebacks as well as insufficient check issues, including related legal processes.
Provided multi-branch management journal entry and general accounting training.
Performed branch auditing for proper and compliant practices, effective income tax exempt processes, scheduling of taxes and assets, and execution of standard GAAP methodologies.
Conducted comprehensive bank reconciliations.
Effectively managed depreciation schedules and accruals.
Collaboratively reviewed, identified and implement cost-reduction and profit-enhancing strategies.
Management Trainee (2005-2006)
Qualified clients for car rentals, created legal contracts and closed transactions.
Proactively called on local businesses to generate new business and build existing accounts.
Facilitated add-on sales of damage waivers, ranking 6th in company statewide.
Managed accounts receivable, billing and collections and performed month-end reviews to identify inefficiencies and define strategies for boosting performance.
Marshall Fields C Minneapolis, MN 2001-2004
Effectively consulted with customers to identify needs and presented and sold product lines for Women s Shoes Department; additionally maintained stock room inventory
Ranked 1st in Credit Card Account Sales storewide, 2 years, as well as 2nd nationwide during first year of employment; successfully promoted and opened 300 accounts in a two-month time frame.
Master Link Sports C Minneapolis, MN 1998-2001
Applied dynamic communication skills toward providing repair bids and launching accounts.
University of St. Thomas C Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business Administration-Financial Management; 2005
Key Coursework: Corporate Finance, Financial Management Investments, International Finance, Accounting Management, Marketing Ethics, Business Law, Economics, Statistics, Calculus
Board Member, Global Minded Student
Association (GMSA) Club
Club Meeting Organizer/Chairperson
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